Posts Tagged ‘women designers’

Eileen Gray – Transat Chair

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

 

Superb modern chair by Eileen Gray, featured in a Guardian list this this week. It’s the Transat Chair (1925-30).

“The Transat chair is from the late 1920s, when Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier and Charlotte Perriand were forging in tubular steel assertive icons of the machine age.

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New egg carton design by Hungarian design student Otília Erdélyi

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

For the first time in a century, an innovation in the egg carton. Hungarian design student Otília Erdélyi figured out how to use less cardboard to make an elegantly simple package made from a single cardboard sheet. Her design is beautiful, genius. Via Inhabitat.

 

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Mystery paper sculptures left in Edinburgh libraries & museums

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A mystery sculptor (all that’s known is that she is female) has been leaving these sculptures made from book pages in libraries and museums across Edinburgh. When the sculptures numbered ten she stopped, leaving this inscription in a guestbook: “In support of Libraries, Books, Words and Ideas… a tiny gesture in support of the special places.” As a mysterious public art piece it has fascinated many in Edinburgh.

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Studio of Laurie Spiegel, composer

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Via here and here and here.

The composer Laurie Spiegel in her studio. An amateur musician from childhood, Spiegel detoured through the social sciences at university and then returned to music, later founding NYU’s Computer Music Studio. She worked at the renowned Bell Labs in the 1970s writing notational software and late wrote software for personal computers used  widely in rock and pop music circles.

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Architectural Jewellery, Dina González Mascaró

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Jewellery by Dina González Mascaró, an Argentinian Vancouverite. Her shop on Main Street in Vancouver, Jeweller Bau, is itself a sculpture. Website, blog and Flickr. And this is her CV:

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Update: Eileen Gray’s e-1027 house as of summer 2009

Monday, September 14th, 2009

See a previous post for more information on this famous modernist house by Irish architect and designer Eileen Gray. There has been a lot of concern about the house’s survival, but as these recent photos by my Danish internet friend Vibeke Jakobsen show, it’s safely undergoing restoration. The house looks so much better – compare these to the photos in the previous post.

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